This beginning Spanish course encompasses what is traditionally taught in a high school level Spanish 1 class. No knowledge of Spanish is needed to begin. The curriculum introduces the students to simple greetings and introductions. Then, students learn how to express likes and dislikes and beyond. Some of the topics in this 40 lesson course are: describing people, numbers, colors, school subjects and school items, the house and furniture, the weather, the body, time and date, the family, clothing and more!
The course emphasizes speaking and writing and each lesson is accompanied by a work page which can be completed during or after each lesson. I make the video lessons as interactive as possible; students are often asked to repeat words and phrases as well as complete some written exercises. New vocabulary is introduced in context and often with visual cues; students can certainly take the opportunity to go back in the video and hear the words and phrases should they need it. At the end of each video, I do review all new vocabulary.
This course includes:
- 4 Units
- 40 Video Lessons
- 40 Work pages with counterpart answer keys
- 40 Work page review videos
- 40 Presentations shown in videos in PDF format
- 40 Short review quizzes after each lesson
- 40 Short review quiz answer keys
- 40 Vocabulary lists Spanish/English
- 1 Extra video for listening comprehension
- 1 Extra guide for parents/guardians with additional ideas for practice
- Over 15 hours of video lessons and review!
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to talk about activities they like, what they are doing on a certain day and time, where they come from and talk about their classes; they will also be able to describe themselves and others.
Students will have the basic structure to which they can continue to build upon.
This video-course is primarily intended for students in grades 7-12 who have little to no knowledge of Spanish and who would like to begin learning to speak it, understand it and write it. This course covers material typically taught in a traditional high school Spanish 1 course.
Students taking this course do not need previous knowledge of Spanish.
Greet someone, to ask someone’s name and say your own.
Ask how someone is and state how you are.
Ask where someone is from to tell what city, state or country you are from.
Express liking and disliking activities.
Learn words for common activities.
Learn how to express words for people.
Say what you do or are doing using the previous activities.
Describe people physically and personality-wise.
Tell how old you are and learn ways of saying goodbye.
Learn the names for various school subjects.
Learn other activities you like to do and places you like to go.
Name the different rooms in the house.
Talk about and describe furniture in the house.
Talk about the weather.
Learn how to form the plural of nouns and adjectives.
Express what you want to do.
Learn different parts of the body.
Talk about places you go.
Learn how to ask and express time.
Use time expressions to tell what your plans are.
Talk about food and drink.
Express the date, days of the week and months of the year.
Learn the different subject pronouns in Spanish and review the alphabet.
Learn the concept of “conjugation” and learn how to conjugate regular verbs in present tense.
Express what you have to do.
Say where a place is located.
Learn the words for family members.
Express what you can and know how to do.
Talk about clothing.